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Quick Strikes: Four months

“All he wants to do is play the game he loves,” says Steven Stamkos’s dad.

Quick Strikes: Life without Stamkos ... again

Well, isn’t this a bit familiar.

Quick Strikes: Bolts’ win a costly one with Stamkos injury

The captain will be re-evaluated today, Jon Cooper said after Tuesday’s game.

Quick Strikes: Bolts sweep Brooklyn

Vasy drove the nail into the coffin of this season series.

Quick Strikes: Steven Stamkos is off to his best season so far

Yet the Lightning as a whole are consistently inconsistent.

Quick Strikes: Livin’ on a prayer

Or if you’re Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, you are.

Quick Strikes: Bolts skate with Rays while Torts tortures Habs

Jon Cooper says Drouin is improving, “day to day.”

Watch: Drouin knocked out of game; de Haan won’t get supplemental discipline

But Ryan Callahan makes the Islander pay.

Watch: JT Brown scores his first of the season on a shorthanded breakaway

When it rains, it pours.

Quick Strikes: Devils’ night

Postgame coverage following the Lightning’s 3-1 loss and more links across the league.

Victor Hedman and Sedins invest in hometown rinks

Hailing from Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, Hedman and the Sedins have committed money to building two new ice rinks.

Quick Strikes: The Devils inside

It’s Halloween weekend, ok?

Quick Strikes: Hampus Lindholm re-signs and hockey in Seattle

The Ducks re-sign Hampus Lindhold, more rumors of hockey in Seattle, the Rangers release McIlrath, and more in this morning’s reads.

Drouin with a beauty of a rocket against Toronto Maple Leafs

On the second half of a double-minor penalty, Drouin scores with a top shelf rocket!

Quick Strikes: The teeth of the storm

OK, bad pun.

Quick Strikes: The Lightning are the best!

The Lightning are the best, Witko is the new captain in Syracuse, Randy Carlyle is still not a good coach, and more in this morning’s reads.

Former Lightning player Evgeny Artyukhin KOs Valeri Nichuskin in KHL Fight

Our old friend Artoo KOs former Dallas Star in an entertaining scrap.

Quick Strikes: Drouin and MacKinnon reunite

The Avs are in town, and two World Cup teammates meet as rivals.

Stamkos’ special hands

Few players in the league can finish a goal like Steven Stamkos.

Jon Cooper Pregame Presser from 10/18/16 vs Panthers

Coach Cooper talks bad bounces and Aleksander Barkov's speed.

Quick Strikes for Thursday, October 6th

The end of an era, McDavid gets the “C”, and SB Nation begins its Women’s hockey coverage, all in this morning’s Quick Strikes.

Quick Strikes for Thursday, September 29th

Ryan Callahan discusses his foundation, NHL teams report to training camps, and Crunchman gets a facelift, all in today’s Quick Strikes.

The Bolts and the Best of the Bay

The club and some key people are honored in an annual reader survey

Best of the Bay and Bolts on the 2016 ballot

Some notable nominees and a voting request toward one of them as an homage toward coverage

Reddit’s place for hockey blog readers and writers

Feature write-ups and reading can get lost on /r/hockey, so the subreddit devoted to hockey writers and the reads they offer is worth participating in.

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Partial coverage, much?

Just a blogger ranting about the quality of coverage - more like the la ck there of - regarding free agency in 2016, specifically tied to one Miser Steven Stamkos. It's not about the markets, it's about the locked-in scope of attention by the media.

Broadcast failure, marketing failure

A national broadcast is supposed to cater to a wide audience. The 2016 Eastern Conference Finals didn't, and ratings reflected that.

9 things we learn about the Lightning on 'All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup'

Watch premiere of Showtime series that takes viewers inside the two conference finals.

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Jon Cooper on Jon Cooper

The Lightning head coach spoke to Jeremy Roenick about himself and a few anecdotes you may have heard about.

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NHL '17 cover status tournament: Victor Hedman could use your support!

Help Victor Hedman advance to the 2nd round of NHL '17 cover voting!

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Broadcast note for tonight

With the 2016 Major League Baseball season starting, Lightning game broadcasts shift from Fox Sports Sun to Fox Sports Florida. Please note the game-day television broadcast listing in our previews this week.

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Looking for the #DistantThunder for tonight

For Tampa Bay Lightning fans not in attendance - be you in North Tampa, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Helsinki, Finland or elsewhere around the world... This request from the club is aimed at you!